The Awakening Arts Festival, a Hesperidian Productions event, was held at the Flat Iron Building in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago on Saturday, November 12th, 2011.

The event brought together actors, dancers, musicians, visual artists and filmmakers and celebrated the release of Hesperidian Productions’ first short film, Awakening. Produced in Chicago in April 2011, Awakening, has been submitted to national and international film festivals and was awarded Excellence in Filmmaking Honors at the 2012 Canada International Film Festival.

Festival-goers found musicians performing on the 2nd floor of the Flat Iron Building. Theatre and film was presented in the Collaboraction Gallery on the third floor. Art galleries on both the second and third floors were open to the public.